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Motorists help send message to Nestle - go GE-Free

Motorists help send message to Nestle to go GE-Free

A protest outside the New Zealand headquarters of Nestle, in central Auckland drew wide support from passing motorists slowed in rush-hour traffic.

Drivers honked their horns in support of banners calling for New Zealand family favourites like Milo to be kept free of genetically engineered ingredients.

Organisers hoped that Nestle would realise how much support there is for them to stop using GE ingredients in their products.

No one from Nestle emerged to speak to the protesters , but outside the public support was clear. "Nestle say they want to hear from customers, but in fact they want to change their customers minds by sending information leaflets", said one protester who had previously telephoned the company .

"How can they ignore New Zealand customers when they are GE-Free in so many other places" said one of the organisers, "everyone knows that's the way the world is going despite the biotech PR."

"The protest lasted one and a half hours and during that time Nestle would have heard the car-horns of hundreds of their customers." Said another man at the event. "All they need to do is extrapolate the numbers to know they have to get out of GE "

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